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Karstens Battles In Rehab Start

Yankee starter Jeff Karstens made his second rehab start in Triple-A Friday night and things for the 24 year-old were tough. Although Karstens did throw six scoreless innings and allowed just two hits, he did walk four batters and threw 90 pitches, 51 of which registered for strikes. He also found himself in serious jams in the first two innings and he wasn't exactly happy with his performance.

In the first, after retiring the first two batters, Karstens gave up a walk and a single. He also ducked for cover after almost getting hit by a screaming line drive up the middle that looked eerily similar to the same type of liner that broke Karstens fibia in April. The fireworks stopped after that as he forced out a grounder to second to get out of the inning. In the second, Karstens found... Recommended Stories

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